Saturday, October 27, 2007

Starting to feel like fall...

The past few days have been a little nuts, so I didn't get a chance to blog what I've been hooking. But I found some quiet time this morning and got the pics up here.

First, I've been working on snowflake ornaments for the Christmas tree...twenty in all. I got the pattern from CrochetSal. I left off the face from the pattern because I like the snowflakes all by themselves. I was debating between making a yarn loop to hang them or buying hooks. I decided on the hooks because that will make it easier for the kid to hang.

Next, I had a single ball of gray Patons Classic Merino Wool that I didn't know what to do with. I decided to hook up a simple double crochet scarf. I didn't use any particular pattern. I chained 163, then dc-ed for 10 rows, changing colors on the 3rd and 5th row. I really like the way this one turned out and it was so fast!

On Thursday night, little monster's girl scout troop had an early Halloween party. We were only required to bring a bag of candy, but I thought it would be fun to do some baking together.

As much as I like baking, I'm no good at decorating cakes or cupcakes, so we just used food coloring to make orange and green frosting and used Halloween themed Peeps to put on top of the cupcakes (I love that Peeps are available all year round, haha).

Also, I used silicone baking pans for the first time and I LOVE them. The cupcakes came out spongy and springy...perfect texture and none of them burned. It was really easy to get them out the of the pans too.

Last but not least, my little Super Girl!! Thanks to Ellen for letting us borrow the costume! Its always great not to have to spend a ton of money on a costume that will be only be worn once. Thanks for sharing!!

I'm going to be taking a break from Christmas crochet today. My cosuin is having a baby shower next week, so I need to get cracking on a baby sweater and hat. Fun stuff!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

I need to make some snowflakes! Yours are great! The colors on the scarf are excellent, the cupcakes are too. And, will Little Monster reappear ON Halloween, or after? That costume is great!

Lesalicious said...

Awww look at the SUPER GIRL so cute. love the snowflakes great job. Cool scarf I need to get cracking on some scarves soon. Neat cupcakes why you always make me want something sweet lol. :) Have a great weekend.:)

Christina said...

Little monster is going to be Super Girl on Halloween too and will return to being Little Monster again after Halloween, LOL.

Lesa, I've got the worst sweet tooth, so there is always something sweet going on at my house. I made a pudding pie tonight. YUM!

Artemis said...

I love that scarf! I've been meaning to make one for myself and I think now I have an idea of what I want. Thank you, my muse. :)

Also: Piper is awesome and adorable!